In the Learn To Sew sewing lessons, you’ll be taken through all the fundamental techniques needed to do basic sewing. We’ll teach you how to set up and thread your sewing machine, as well as how to sew in straight lines. Also, you’ll discover how to sew pockets, inserting various types of zips and hems, buttonholes and even sewing buttons on using your sewing machine!
In order to do that, you’ll be making a sewing supply utility bag for your sewing starter kit.
By the end of the sewing lessons, you would…
- have a thorough introduction to using a sewing machine;
- have learned different sewing techniques;
- have discovered basic sewing patterns and
- know how to make your own or alter your existing clothes.
What You’ll Learn
We’ll be covering the following in the sewing lessons:
- knowing your machine, wiring and functions of a sewing machine
- getting to know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of fabric
- mastering the art of straight stitching
- learning the different types of seams and stitching methods
- mastering the art of cutting and marking
- learning how to read and use a pattern
- learning how to put in pockets, hems, buttons and zips
What’s Included in the Price?
- A sewing starter kit containing the following:
- project material
- 1x measuring tape
- 1x universal machine needles
- 1x pins (wheel)
- 1x chalk marker
- 1x scissors
- 1x 45″ Olfa cutter
- 1x 45x50cm rotary mat
- 1x unpicker
- 1x blue marking pen
- 1x small sewing ruler
- 1x steel nippers
Be part of a lovely small group, where you’ll not only learn to sew, but be afforded enough individual attention from the tutor, and make new friends!
Disclaimer: Creative Notions reserves the right to reschedule, move or cancel a class/workshop due to unforeseen circumstances that may prevent a class from taking place at the listed scheduled time. In the unlikely event that this might occur, you will be notified in time, and your money will be refunded in full.
Four sessions on the following Saturdays:
- 12 August
- 19 August
- 26 August
- 2 September
09h00 – 13h00
Creative Notions | 23 Long Street, Hermanus (Next to Village Foods)
012 348 2881
What do I need to bring?
- your own sewing machine,
- paper scissors,
- notepad and
- an A4 flipfile or lever arch file (in order to file your study material)
I don’t have a sewing machine. Can I still attend?
If you haven’t bought your own sewing machine yet, you can work on one of our demo machines. That way you can make an informed decision once you buy your own sewing machine.
What if I already have all the items of the sewing starter kit. Do I still need to pay for it?
Please speak to us should you already have the selected or all of the items listed in the sewing starter kit.
In which language will the course be presented?
Classes are presented in both Afrikaans and English. Study material will be provided in English, where possible. All one-to-one communication and written assignments can be done in English or Afrikaans.
What if I can’t make it at the last minute?
Cancellations can be made up to 10 working days before the starting date of a course or workshop. If you’ve already paid, and have not cancelled at least 10 working days before the starting date of a course or workshop, your money will unfortunately not be refunded.
Also, please note that a 30% administration fee will be charged. Cancellation should be done in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve missed a class; what now?
It is each participant’s responsibility to attend all classes. Unfortunately we cannot refund for classes missed. A written request can be sent to email@example.com for the study material of that particular class to be sent, in order to catch up on the work missed.
I don’t feel comfortable paying online. Do you have alternative payment methods?
Creative Notions have strong security in place for online shopping. You’ll see that with the green padlock at the top left corner. Also, once you proceed with payment, you’ll be taken to Payfast, an EXTREMELY secure third party entity. Your data is safe.
However, we do have alternative payments: you can pay cash at Creative Notions or do an EFT payment. Our bank details are as follows:
FNB Olympus Plaza
Current Account Number: 62408606369
Branch Code: 250655
Reference: Your name
Remember to email your proof of payment through to firstname.lastname@example.org.